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LEAD: 50 models for success in work and life by Andy Coombe, Andy Blacknell, John D. H. Greenway

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Focus 9Your Life

 

 

Illustration shows map, circle divided into five parts labelled as ‘see’, ‘choose’, ‘do’, ‘check’ and ‘be’ and three rectangles labelled as ‘you’, ‘team’ and ‘life (shaded)’.

 

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.

Jean-Paul Sartre

Leadership goes beyond the day job.

We have surveyed thousands of business leaders over 25 years, asking them, ‘What three changes would you like to make in your life?’

The overwhelming response has been ‘A better work/life balance’. Curiously, no-one ever responded with ‘Spend more time at the office’.

Sadly, there are too many examples of highly ‘successful’ people in leadership who leave behind a trail of wreckage in the lives of their teams, their families and their personal lives. The ancient Chinese proverb says ‘The fish rots from the head.’ ...

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